| Higher Twists and Nuclear Effects - S. A. Kulagin We discuss the impact of nuclear effects on the higher twist terms using a particular example of the structure function xF_3 as extracted from a QCD fit to neutrino deep inelastic data on a heavy nucleus target. Downloads: 1 | |

| On the Paschos-Wolfenstein Relationship for Nuclei - S. A. Kulagin Nuclear effects and QCD perturbative corrections to the Paschos-Wolfenstein relationship are discussed. We argue that perturbative corrections largely cancel out in this relationship for total cross sections while the neutron excess correction in heavy nuclei is enhanced by Fermi motion and nuclear binding effects. These observations are discussed in the context of NuTeV measurement of the Weinberg mixing angle. Downloads: 4 | |

| Relations Between NC and CC Neutrino Structure Functions for Nucleons and Nuclei - S. A. Kulagin The relations between neutrino NC and CC structure functions and cross sections, which are driven by isospin symmetry, are discussed for nucleons and nuclei. Downloads: 2 | |

| Paschos-Wolfenstein Relationship for Nuclei and the NuTeV sin^2(theta_W) Measurement - S. A. Kulagin We discuss nuclear effects in the Paschos-Wolfenstein relationship in the context of extraction of the weak mixing angle. We point out that the neutron excess correction to the Paschos-Wolfenstein relationship for a neutron-rich target is negative and large on the scale of experimental errors of a recent NuTeV measurement. We found a larger neutron excess correction to the Paschos-Wolfenstein relationship for total cross sections than that discussed by the NuTeV collaboration... | |

| Nuclear Shadowing in Neutrino Deep Inelastic Scattering - S. A. Kulagin We discuss effect of nuclear shadowing in neutrino deep-inelastic scattering in terms of non perturbative parton model. We found that for small Bjorken $x$ and large $Q^2$ the structure function $F_3$ is shadowed in nuclei about two times as stronger as $F_2$. The underlying reason and phenomenological aspects of this observation are discussed. | |

| Nuclear Effects In The F_3 Structure Function For Finite And Asymptotic Q^2 - S. A. Kulagin We study nuclear effects in the structure function F_3 which describes the parity violating part of the charged-current neuitrino nucleon deep inelastic scattering. Starting from a covariant approach we derive a factorized expression for the nuclear structure function in terms of nuclear spectral function and off-shell nucleon structure functions valid for arbitrary momentum transfer Q and in the limit of weak nuclear binding, i.e... | |

| Nuclear Effects in the F_3 Structure Function - S. A. Kulagin We discuss nuclear effects in the structure function F_3 measured in neutrino deep-inelastic scattering on heavy nuclear targets. | |

| Structure functions for light nuclei - S. A. Kulagin We discuss the nuclear EMC effect with particular emphasis on recent data for light nuclei including 2H, 3He, 4He, 9Be, 12C and 14N. In order to verify the consistency of available data, we calculate the \chi^2 deviation between different data sets. We find a good agreement between the results from the NMC, SLAC E139, and HERMES experiments. However, our analysis indicates an overall normalization offset of about 2% in the data from the recent JLab E03-103 experiment with respect to previous dat... Downloads: 2 | |

| Spin structure functions of 3He at finite Q^2 - S. A. Kulagin Using recently derived relations between spin-dependent nuclear and nucleon g_1 and g_2 structure functions at finite Q^2, we study nuclear effects in 3He in the nucleon resonance and deep inelastic regions. Comparing the finite-Q^2 results with the standard convolution formulas obtained in the large-Q^2 limit, we find significant broadening of the effective nucleon momentum distribution functions, leading to additional suppression of the nuclear g_1 and g_2 structure functions around the resona... Downloads: 2 | |

| Deuteron spin structure functions in the resonance and DIS regions - S. A. Kulagin We derive relations between spin-dependent nuclear and nucleon g_1 and g_2 structure functions within the nuclear impulse approximation, which are valid at all Q^2, and in both the resonance and deep inelastic regions. We apply the formalism to the specific case of the deuteron, which is often used as a source of neutron structure information, and compare the size of the nuclear corrections calculated using exact kinematics and using approximations applicable at large Q^2. Downloads: 1 | |

| Global Study of Nuclear Structure Functions - S. A. Kulagin We present the results of a phenomenological study of unpolarized nuclear structure functions for a wide kinematical region of x and Q^2. As a basis of our phenomenology we develop a model which takes into account a number of different nuclear effects including nuclear shadowing, Fermi motion and binding, nuclear pion excess and off-shell correction to bound nucleon structure functions. Within this approach we perform a statistical analysis of available data on the ratio of the nuclear structure... Downloads: 3 | |

| Phenomenology of lepton-nucleus DIS - S. A. Kulagin The results of recent phenomenological studies of unpolarized nuclear deep-inelastic scattering are discussed and applied to calculate neutrino charged-current structure functions and cross sections for a number of nuclei. Downloads: 2 | |

| Neutrino inclusive inelastic scattering off nuclei - S. A. Kulagin We present a detailed description of high-energy neutrino and antineutrino inelastic inclusive scattering off nuclei in terms of nuclear structure functions. In our approach we take into account a QCD description of the nucleon structure functions as well as a number of basic nuclear effects including nuclear shadowing, Fermi motion and binding, nuclear pion excess and off-shell correction to bound nucleon structure functions... | |

| Nuclear Effects in Neutrino Structure Functions - S. A. Kulagin We discuss calculation of nuclear corrections to the structure functions for the deep-inelastic scattering of muon and (anti)neutrino. Our approach includes a QCD description of the nucleon structure functions as well as the treatment of Fermi motion and nuclear binding, off-shell correction to bound nucleon structure functions, nuclear pion excess and nuclear shadowing. We emphasize the dependence of nuclear effects on the type and C-parity of (anti)neutrino structure functions... Downloads: 9 | |

| Quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering cross sections on oxygen - A. V. Butkevich The charged-current quasi-elastic scattering of muon neutrinos on oxygen target is computed for neutrino energies between 200 MeV and 2.5 GeV using the relativistic distorted-wave impulse approximation with relativistic optical potential, which was earlier successfully applied to describe electron-nucleus data. We study both neutrino and electron processes and show that the reduced exclusive cross sections for neutrino and electron scattering are similar... Downloads: 1 | |

| New method for extracting neutron structure functions from nuclear data - Yonatan Kahn We propose a new method for extracting neutron structure functions from inclusive structure functions of nuclei. Unlike earlier approaches, the new method is applicable to both spin-averaged and spin-dependent structure functions. We test the reliability of the method on unpolarized F_2 and polarized g_1 structure functions of the deuteron in both the nucleon resonance and deep inelastic regions. The new method is able to reproduce known input functions of almost arbitrary shape to very good acc... Downloads: 1 | |

| Shadowing, Binding and Off-Shell Effects in Nuclear Deep Inelastic Scattering - S. A. Kulagin We present a unified description of nuclear deep inelastic scattering (DIS) over the whole region $0 Downloads: 2 | |

| Nuclear effects and higher twists in F3 structure function - S. A. Kulagin We analyze the CCFR collaboration iron target data on the xF3 structure function making particular emphasis on the extraction of the higher twist contributions from data. Corrections for nuclear effects are applied in order to extract data on the structure function of the isoscalar nucleon. Our analysis confirms the observation made earlier, that the higher twist terms depend strongly on the level to which QCD perturbation theory analysis is applied... Downloads: 8 | |

| QE Neutrino CC Cross Sections off 16O - A. V. Butkevich The charged-current quasi-elastic scattering of muon neutrino on oxygen target is computed for neutrino energy between 200 MeV and 2.5 GeV using different approximations: the Plane Wave Impulse Approximation (PWIA), the Relativistic Distorted Wave Impulse Approximation with relativistic optical potential (RDWIA), and the Relativistic Fermi Gas Model (RFGM). The comparison with RFGM, which is widely used in data analyses of neutrino experiments, shows that the RFGM fails completely when applied t... Downloads: 5 | |

| Modeling Lepton-Nucleon Inelastic Scattering from High to Low Momentum Transfer - S. Alekhin We present a model for inclusive charged lepton-nucleon and (anti)neutrino-nucleon cross sections at momentum transfer squared, $Q^2$, $\sim1 {\rm GeV}^2$. We quantify the impact of existing low-Q charged-lepton deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) data on effects due to high-twist operators and on the extraction of parton distribution functions (PDFs). No evidence is found for twist-6 contributions to structure functions (SF), and for a twist-4 term in the logitudinal SF at $x\gtrsim0.1$... Downloads: 3 | |

| Nucleon Structure Functions at Moderate Q**2: Relativistic Constituent Quarks and Spectator Mass Spectrum - S. A. Kulagin We present a model description of the nucleon valence structure function applicable over the entire region of the Bjorken variable x, and above moderate values of Q**2 (> 1 GeV**2). We stress the importance of describing the complete spectrum of intermediate states which are spectator to the deep-inelastic collision. At a scale of 1 GeV**2 the relevant degrees of freedom are constituent quarks and pions... Downloads: 1 | |

| SPIN-DEPENDENT NUCLEAR STRUCTURE FUNCTIONS: GENERAL APPROACH WITH APPLICATION TO THE DEUTERON - S. A. Kulagin We study deep-inelastic scattering from polarized nuclei within a covariant framework. A clear connection is established between relativistic and non-relativistic limits, which enables a rigorous derivation of convolution formulae for the spin-dependent nuclear structure functions g_1^A and g_2^A in terms of off-mass-shell extrapolations of polarized nucleon structure functions, g_1^N and g_2^N. Approximate expressions for g_{1,2}^A are obtained by expanding the off-shell g_{1,2}^N about their o... Downloads: 2 | |

| Isospin Dependence of Power Corrections in Deep Inelastic Scattering - S. I. Alekhin We present results of a perturbative QCD analysis of deep inelastic measurements of both the deuteron and proton structure functions. We evaluate the theoretical uncertainty associated to nuclear effects in the deuteron, and we extract simultaneously the isospin depedendence of: i)the higher twists terms; ii) the ratio of the longitudinal to transverse cross sections; iii) the ratio of the neutron to proton structure functions... Downloads: 2 | |

| Bold Diagrammatic Monte Carlo Method Applied to Fermionized Frustrated Spins - S. A. Kulagin We demonstrate, by considering the triangular lattice spin-1/2 Heisenberg model, that Monte Carlo sampling of skeleton Feynman diagrams within the fermionization framework offers a universal first-principles tool for strongly correlated lattice quantum systems. We observe the fermionic sign blessing---cancellation of higher order diagrams leading to a finite convergence radius of the series. We calculate the magnetic susceptibility of the triangular-lattice quantum antiferromagnet in the correla... Downloads: 2 | |

| Evaluation of the isospin asymmetry of the nucleon structure functions with CLAS++ - S. I. Alekhin The possibility to estimate the isospin symmetry breaking effects in the non-perturbative part of F_2 structure function of the chargeg lN deep-pnelastic scattering, which will provide CLAS++ dewtector of the upgraded TJNAF machine at $Q^2\approx 2 GeV^2$, is discussed. The problems of the Gottfried sum rule extraction are also considered. | |

| Physics at the front-end of a neutrino factory: a quantitative appraisal - M. L. Mangano We present a quantitative appraisal of the physics potential for neutrino experiments at the front-end of a muon storage ring. We estimate the forseeable accuracy in the determination of several interesting observables, and explore the consequences of these measurements. We discuss the extraction of individual quark and antiquark densities from polarized and unpolarized deep-inelastic scattering. In particular we study the implications for the undertanding of the nucleon spin structure... Downloads: 1 | |

| Demonstration of Communication using Neutrinos - D. D. Stancil Beams of neutrinos have been proposed as a vehicle for communications under unusual circumstances, such as direct point-to-point global communication, communication with submarines, secure communications and interstellar communication. We report on the performance of a low-rate communications link established using the NuMI beam line and the MINERvA detector at Fermilab. The link achieved a decoded data rate of 0.1 bits/sec with a bit error rate of 1% over a distance of 1.035 km, including 240 m... Downloads: 7 | |